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Benefits and Uses of EDTA Chelation Therapy

Plaque on arteries can begins to build in early childhood all throughout the body. The existence of plaque can be extremely detrimental to one’s health, affecting not only heart health. A host of symptoms and complications can occur. This is, in part, because nutrient-rich blood is not allowed to reach all areas of the body, depriving the body of essential vitamin, minerals and proteins. When plaque is removed, the benefits are numerous. To follow are just some of those consistently reported.

  • To remove the effects of a heart attack.
  • It removes or reduces angina pectoris, chest pains.
  • It removes or reduces cardiac stress intolerance.
  • It reduces shortness of breath in coronary artery disease.
  • It can bring back the elderly from senility, and improve memory and reduce the incidence of Pick's Atrophy and Alzheimer's disease.
  • It reduces blood pressure in about 60% of high blood pressure patients.
  • It can eliminate intermittent claudication (leg cramps and leg pain and numbness due to poor circulation).
  • It can dissolve kidney stones and gallstones.
  • It can reverse diabetic gangrene. It can restore impaired vision, particularly in the diabetic who is suffering from macular degeneration.
  • It improves memory, can prevent the deposition of cholesterol in the liver, it reduces blood cholesterol levels, it reverses toxic effects from digitalis excess.
  • It can convert and normalize 50% of irregular heart rhythms. Chelation reduces or relaxes excessive heart contraction. It reduces heart irritability and increases potassium within the cells of your body.
  • Chelation removes lead and cadmium and other heavy metals from the body.
  • It removes calcium from arteriosclerotic plaque. It dissolves kidney stones, reduces serum iron and protects against iron poisoning and iron storage disease of the liver.
  • Chelation reduces heart valve calcification, improves heart function and detoxifies several snake and spider venoms. It reduces dark pigmentation associated with varicose veins.
  • It heals calcified necrotic ulcers. It can improve the vision in diabetic retinopathy.
  • It dissolves small cataracts. It makes arterial walls more flexible.
  • It helps to prevent and reduce osteoarthritis. It reduces and alleviates the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Chelation helps to smooth skin wrinkles, lowers insulin requirements for diabetics. It even dissolves large and small clots or thrombi.
  • It can reduce or reverse the effect of a stroke, particularly after the stroke, but even as late as two years following a stroke. It can reduce the effects of scleroderma. It reduces the need for bypass surgical procedures. EDTA can greatly reduce the need for lower extremity amputations.
  • It can decrease or eliminate migraines.
  • It can improve sleep.
  • It can improve sexual function.

EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)

EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) is a common sequestrant and antioxidant added to foods, body care, and household products. It occurs as disodium calcium EDTA, tetrasodium EDTA, and disodium dihydrogen EDTA. As a sequestrant, it binds trace minerals such as copper, iron and nickel that may be in the product. If not inactivated, these minerals will lead to discoloration, rancidity and textural breakdown. When added as an antioxidant, EDTA prevents oxygen from causing color changes and rancidity.

EDTA as a Food Additive/Preservative
FDA has approved EDTA as a food additive that is generally recognized as safe (See the US Code of Federal Regulations-21 CFR 172.135 and 21 CFR 173.315). The average usage concentration is 100 to 300 parts per million. EDTA can perform the following specific functions in food: sequestering metals, preventing discoloration of potato products, stabilizing vitamins, preventing discoloration of fish and shellfish, preventing flavor changes in milk, inhibiting the thickening of stored condensed milk, enhancing the foaming properties of reconstituted skim milk, preventing color changes of scrambled eggs prepared from egg powder, preserving canned legume, preventing gushing in beer, promoting flavor retention and delaying loss of carbonation in soft drinks, preventing oxidation of meat products, and preventing discoloration of canned fruits and vegetables.

EDTA in Body Care, Household Products and Pharmaceuticals
EDTA is often added to detergents, liquid soaps, shampoos, agricultural chemical sprays, pharmaceutical products, oil emulsions and to textiles to improve dyeing, scouring and detergent operations. It is used as a metal chelating agent, in metal cleaning and plating, in the treatment of chlorosis, to decontaminate radioactive surfaces, as a metal deactivator in vegetable oils, as an anticoagulant of blood, as an antioxidant, in the clarification of liquids, in analytical chemistry spectrophotometric titration, to aid in reducing blood cholesterol, to treat lead poisoning and calcinosis. EDTA salts are also added to products in the place of phosphate compounds used to reduce calcium and magnesium hardness in water. It can prevent bleaching agents from becoming active before they're immersed in water.

Current data suggests that EDTA is safe in foods and other consumer products.

The EDTA molecule acts as an anticoagulant in medical and laboratory equipment. It is only used in tubes of blood and medical machinery since it “chelates” all the calcium contained in blood. This comes in the form of a powder or small amount of liquid in tubes. It is famous for being used as a medical treatment for acute hypercalcemia and lead poisoning as well as a preservative in cosmetics and some processed foods. Even dentists use this compound as a root canal irritant in removing organic and inorganic debris compounds.

Industrial Uses

Present day industrial use: as an additive and food preservative and to remove unwanted metals that get into foods from the soil and machinery during harvesting and processing. EDTA reacts with these elements by forming tightly bound complexes to prevent decomposition

Cheaper Industrial forms of EDTA are used in batteries and other non-consumable items. Some companies who sell oral chelation products actually use this form and can thus sell their products at a very low price. This can make their products ineffective and dangerous. Cardio Care uses only pharmaceutical grade, and the purest ingredients.

Principle Uses

  • Removes undesirable metals from the body
  • Slows down and can improve the process of arthersclerosis
  • Improves cerebrovascular arterial occlusion
  • Improves memory, concentration and vision
  • Reversal of gangrene
  • Supports autoimmune disorders, such as: arthritis, scleroderma, and lupus
  • Prevents and reverses problems of degenerative disease
  • For radiation toxicity, snake venom poisoning, digitalis intoxication, cardiac arrthymia

The primary function of EDTA is to remove unwanted metals (in particular Calcium, Mercury, Lead, Cadmium & Arsenic) from the body's organs and cardiovascular system.


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